Medication Management

Optimizing Acute Post-Operative Dental Pain Management Using New Health Information Technology

Description: 

This project will use mobile health technology to collect patient-reported outcomes after dental procedures to optimize the quality of acute post-operative dental pain management.

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August 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021

Encoding and Processing Patient Allergy Information in EHRs

Description: 

The research team developed and evaluated a natural language processing allergy module that was used to study different types of allergies in an electronic health record.

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September 30, 2013 to September 29, 2018

Enhancing Clinical Decision Support Applications for Community Pharmacist-Delivered Medication Therapy Management

Description: 

This project will formulate evidence-based recommendations for clinical decision support used by community pharmacist delivering medication therapy management. The goal is to reduce medication-related problems and improve health outcomes for chronically ill patients.

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September 13, 2016 to August 31, 2019

Electronic Medication Adherence Reporting and Feedback During Care Transitions

Description: 

This project will implement and evaluate a “smart” pillbox given to patients in order to understand its ability to minimize discrepancies in prescribed regimens and to improve patients’ medication adherence after hospital discharge.

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May 1, 2016 to April 30, 2019

Evaluation of Effectiveness of a Health Information Technology-Based Care Transition Information Transfer System

Description: 

This project developed, implemented, and evaluated a care transition information transfer system to improve provider-to-provider communication and standardize the discharge process.

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September 30, 2008 to September 29, 2012

Workshop on Interactive Systems in Health Care 2011

Description: 

The Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare was held on October 22, 2011 as an interdisciplinary research symposium providing a forum for communicating and disseminating health information technology-related research.

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September 30, 2011 to September 29, 2012

HIT-Based Regional Medication Management Pharmacy System

Description: 

Implemented an interactive video-conferencing system at rural hospitals to provide continuing education for pharmacist and pharmacy technicians as well as a model for bedside verification of medication administration and medication bar coding; also evaluated structure, process, and outcomes related to improvement of patient safety and more effective patient medication management.

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September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2007

Electronic Communications Across Provider Settings

Description: 

Integrated an office-based EMR within an acute care hospital, rural community health centers, a community mental health center, a family medicine residency, private physician practices, and a home nursing service for improving use of the EMR as a clinical tool, integrate clinical data, and increase access to the data.

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Project Dates: 
September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2005

Improving Quality through Decision Support for Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapy

Description: 

The goal of this project was to promote increased adherence to evidence-based pharmacotherapy guidelines through both traditional clinic-based and newer models of care.

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September 1, 2007 to August 31, 2011

Decreasing ADEs in Montana Frontier Critical Access Hospitals through HIT

Description: 

Assessed opportunities to decrease adverse drug events and medication errors in frontier Montana Critical Access Hospitals; identified appropriate, cost effective health IT solutions to challenges in medication use.

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September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2006